Talk:Silver Bullet Gauss Rifle

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Cluster Damage?[edit]

"The weapon functions like an "LB-15X" in game play, using the 15 column of the missile hits table and dividing its damage into five point groups." I was under the impression, and Megamek agrees with me, that each individual pellet has its own location roll. TBH the SBGR would be a terrible weapon if it clustered into fives like a missile system.— The preceding unsigned comment was provided by name (talkcontribs) .

Agreed - that is my understanding as well. ClanWolverine101 04:03, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
Its both right and wrong. The statement is a corruption of the Unbound rules for the weapon, to directly quote that book - "A Silver Bullet round inflicts damage in the same manner as an LRM-15. The damage roll is broken up into 5-point increments when determining location." However Tactical Operations version uses the present cluster rules just like LB-X Autocannons, where you roll to hit for each "pellet". Cyc 08:51, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
Noted. If someone would like to post the Unbound Rules in the "Notes" section, that's cool. I'm correcting the text as written. ClanWolverine101 00:25, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Rules Level[edit]

The Silver Bullet Gauss has been Level 3 or Experimental rules from its introduction, not certain what the 3051 & 3080 dates mean. was the 3080 date when it dropped from experimental rules to Advanced Rules? --Cameron (talk) 22:24, 17 August 2014 (PDT)

The dates are taken from page 207 of Technical Readout: Prototypes, as indicated by the reference in the article. According to the explanatory detail given on page 204, the table on page 207 contains a number of columns explaining the technical history of the listed items. The "Previous Class" column shows whether an item was Advanced or Experimental when first introduced (as per Tactical Operations), and the date at which the prototypes were appearing - in this case, the Silver Bullet Gauss was introduced as an Experimental-level item in the rules and prototyped from 3051 onwards. The next two columns show the change in class of the weapon, if any, as time advanced, and the date it entered mainstream manufacturing at that new rules level. In the case of the Silver Bullet Gauss, the new class is given as "TL" - Tournament Legal - with effect from the date given, which was 3080. A lot of equipment became more available as the Jihad and Dark Age went on, so a fair number of items have gone from Advanced to Tournament Legal or Experimental to Advanced, with a small number going straight from Experimental to Tournament Legal. The detail was included in TRO:P by Catalyst as a means of showing tech progression as the timeline advanced. Does that help? BrokenMnemonic (talk) 00:02, 18 August 2014 (PDT)